2011 Goals, Fitness and Otherwise

While this is a somewhat specific and lengthy post of goals, this is really more of a mindset setting for me personally that a specific set of checklist items that will determine my success or failure.

I hope to revise this [with revisions noted] on a monthly basis.

Running / Fitness

Train less, harder, and more consistently.

  • Don’t shy from intervals and tempo runs.
  • Build to a 50 mile per week average by the end of January and keep the average within 2 miles per week of that mark.  The daily mileage slog has been accomplished.  I’m not going to improve my performance on pure training volume alone, unless I get a sponsorship equal to my current pay.
  • There are no marathon goals for this year.  I plan to run two in November, but this year is primarily and maintenance and base-building year.  I have failed to run an entire year consistently and healthy since 2007.

Release the apathy and fear.

  • Get outside in the rain once.
  • Hit the hills as much as possible.
  • Train on the hottest day of the summer.
  • Attack a run that specifically becomes a point of dread.

Train smarter

  • Get back into consistent strengthening exercises.
  • Add flexibility into the mix.

Plan daytime eating

  • Don’t be caught off guard by the thought of what to eat 5 minutes before it is found.
  • Control daytime nutrition
  • Stash fresh fruit, peanut butter, oatmeal, etc…

Reading

Finish 24 books:

Music

  • Re-learn and improve organ and work up at least one organ specific piece in time for Easter.

Family

  • Establish a specific weekly activity to do 1-on-1 with each of the kids.
  • Date night once per week.

Business

  • Pet project development.